- the ones who are basically your friends and you can tell them anything
- The ones who seem to hate teenagers and teaching and JFC why did they choose to do this for a living
- the ones that are really nice but just suck at teaching and you never really learn anything in that class
- the dorky one that never gets mad just gives you that long “I’m dissapointed in you look”
- the ones that teach no matter whats going on in the class
the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
Alright band kids, signal boost this one.
Officials say a Wylie high school freshman went missing in Indiana last night after a students attended a concert last night.
Officials are searching for the teen boy. About 60 wind symphony students traveled to Indianapolis this week for a music festival. The group was set to perform tomorrow.
“We know he was at the concert last night and then when it was time to check in at the hotel, he was not there,” school district spokesman said Ian Halperin.
The concert band was to perform on the featured stage of the two-day Music for All festival. No decision has been made on the performance as the search continues.
Updated at 2:37 p.m. Friday by staff writer Julieta Chiquillo: The missing teen’s name is Stephen Kenneth Colbert. Indianapolis police said he was last seen at 7 p.m. Thursday at Clowes Memorial Hall in the Butler University campus.
Stephen is 15 years old, 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, orange shirt and brown khaki pants.
Anyone who sees Stephen can call 911 or the police department’s non-emergency number 317-327-3811317-327-3811.
Updated at 2:51 p.m. Friday by staff writer Julieta Chiquillo: Wylie ISD has released the following statement about the disappearance of student Stephen Colbert:
“The Wylie ISD has been in contact with Stephen’s parents and at this time they have asked for prayers for his safe return. In addition, information about Stephen has been posted on Wylie High School’s Facebook page. The event sponsors, Butler University Police and the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) have assured us that they are working hard to ensure Stephen’s safe return. If anyone in Wylie has information about Stephen or hears from him, please contact the IMPD at 317-327-3811317-327-3811 or the Wylie Police Department.
Our thoughts and prayers are for the safe return of Stephen.”